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Jul 17, 2007 11:30 AM

ZIHUATANEJO "chowing" suggestions needed :)

Hi there:

My wife and I will go to Zihuatanejo and would love to get some suggestions as to where to eat. We LOVE food and live for it :)

We are especially interested in AUTHENTIC, non-touristy, family-style food that will not break your bank. On the other hand, if there is some incredible dish/place that has to be tried then spending more money is not an issue as well. We just want to avoid being served tourist food rather than delicious authentic Mexican food.

I would greatly appreciate any help!



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  1. I have not been there in a while but I fondly remember a few places:
    Ruben's Burger, La Sirena Gorda fish tacos, if you can drive a little outside town , go to
    Barra de Potosi, a beach not too far from Zihua, going South. There you will find differnet "enramadas" little restaurnts that only sell limited seafoos and fresh fish a la "Talla" . Marinated with mild spices, and Grilled whole. Served with totillas and rice, fresh salsas.

    Fanci Place in Ixtapa: Villa de la Selva, upand comig chef form DF with interesting menu

    1. Walk the harbor in Z and follow your nose - there are several great places there. Coconuts in the middle of Z is also great. And be sure you take a trip to Ixtapa Island, walk all the way to the end of the beach to the very last place and have Marie Esther's folks make you a lovely pina colada in a pineapple to enjoy with the catch of the day

      Have a great time - I'm more than jealous!

      1. I will be heading there too in 3 weeks. I have never been and am also obsessed with authentic foods. Im hoping to find some great seafood down there.

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        1. re: carln

          A favorite of mine in Zihuatanejo (and as authentic as it gets) is "Tamales y Atoles Any", in Calle Ejido 38, at Calle Vicente Guerrero, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
          Zihuatanejo, Mexico.

          Their pozole is simply to die for. Sample other items in the menu too. It's really a great place. Lots of Mexican families will be having dinner there.


        2. We just got back and were blown away by La Serena Gordita (The Fat Mermaid) and the fantastic fish tacos. Best fish tacos we've had in awhile. We didn't love Tamales y Atoles Any, it seemed pretty bland and could have easily been an East LA joint.

          Also, if you can, trek up to Amuleto (make a reservation, or you won't get in) Amazing food with rotating chefs. If you are there before the end of February absolutely get the salmon carpaccio. Perfect blend of local fruits and fish.